Proposition Summary

Assembly Constitutional Amendment No. 49. Amends Article VI of Constitution. Establishes a uniform system of municipal and justice courts throughout the State. Provides for municipal courts In cities or judicial districts exceeding 40,000 population, and justice courts in judicial districts of lesser population, judges of these courts being elective. Directs that there shall be only one kind of court in a district. Authorizes legislature to prescribe jurisdiction and procedure of such courts and powers and duties of judges thereof.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 2307328; A: 80.7; N: 552997; B: 19.3

Election Type

General Election

Proposition Type

Assembly Constitutional Amendment

Relevant Case

Phelps v. Brennan: 16 Cal. 3d 508, 1976

Code Sections Affected

Amended Cal. Const. art. VI, sections 1, 11, 23. Repealed Cal. Const. art. VI, sections 11a, 13.

For Author

Ralph M. Brown, Member of Assembly, Thirtieth District

Against Author

Bernard R. Brady, Member of Assembly, 19th District, San Francisco